transverse colon

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transverse colon

n.
The part of the colon that lies across the upper part of the abdominal cavity.
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transverse colon

n
(Anatomy) anatomy the part of the large intestine passing transversely in front of the liver and stomach
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trans′verse co′lon

(ˈkoʊ lən)

n.
the middle portion of the colon, lying across the upper abdominal cavity between the ascending colon and the descending colon.
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Noun1.transverse colon - the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colontransverse colon - the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon
large intestine - beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
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BBPS (7) is a 4-point scoring system, from 0 (inadequate) to 3 (excellent), applied to the three parts of the colon broad regions: the right colon, transverse colon, and rectosigmoid colon.
The total abdominal augmentation computed tomography and total colorectal sputum angiography showed that the upper and middle rectum, descending colon, transverse colon, and ascending colon were dilated, the maximum diameter of the intestine was 23 cm, and the intestine was filled with feces, suggesting that the lower rectum and sigmoid colon were narrow [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b.
A CT abdomen revealed diffuse edematous changes in the ascending colon, transverse colon, and descending colon, as well as hyperemia in the mesentery--indicating colitis.